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Thornton Fractnl No High School

Public | 9-12 | 1626 students

 

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Posted July 21, 2013

Honestly, TF north is the complete opposite it's motto. No one is hardworking, the average gpa is well under 3.0. No one is caring, there is either a fight or a huge altercation everyday. No one is respectful, I witness atleast two teachers per day get cursed out and disrespected. Finally, No one is responsible, there is a list put up every year for how much money students owe for missing books or temporary student id's and I've seen some students that owe hundreds sometimes even close to a thousand dollars. With all of that being said i wouldn't recommend any aspiring 8th graders out there to come to tf north.


Posted June 18, 2007

I am a current student at t.f.north and I think that we as students could be a little better in disipline and that even though we might not have perfect of teachers and staff I belive that they are trying their best to be what our school motto is hardworking caring responsible and respectful which we are reminded to be each day and that is what the school has been teaching us along with the education that the extra money is being spent on so I think that T.F.North is being the best that it possiblly can try to be
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 8, 2005

I am a current student at T.F. North and I feel as though this school is not doing all they could for the students. There is a lot of students lacking behind, and not much help from teachers or councilors. I have personally had many different problems and tried to get help from the school and I was basically just ignored. I will say they do have some really great teachers who will go far out of their way to help students, but they are rather rare at this school. The schools discipline could also use some work, a lot of teachers look the other way with certain situations, when they should be punished, other wise they will just continue thinking what they are doing is okay. Over all this school has good potential, they just need to take a look around and step it up.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 20, 2004

My child is in his 2nd Year of H.S. and so far my experience with this school has been positive. Hopefully, they will be able to continue to improve despite the recent tax issues-and not have to eliminate extra curric/classes nor teacher's assistants. The Asst. Principal seems to really care about the students, not to take anything away from the Principal. But most often I've seen and interacted with the Asst. Principal.
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Posted September 9, 2003

Parents need to be involved. Just because they are in high school does not mean they are adults. Students should be given responsiblity and decision making, however the parents must still be involved and set an example for their children. I feel there are many good opportunities for students to get involved in community projects (that includes school) but they need the support of their parents. I hope to see more parents support the school and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

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Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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19%
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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students22%
Female18%
Male25%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income21%
Non-low income24%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students29%
Female31%
Male26%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income27%
Non-low income34%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
Students without disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students16%
Female13%
Male18%
Black14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income14%
Non-low income20%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

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26%
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46%
of schools in the state are Average
28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Average ACT score

17

Graduation rate

91.8%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISAT results from the state of Illinois.

2 This rating is based on composite ACT scores and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 75% 18%
Hispanic 20% 24%
White 3% 51%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr. Dwayne Evans

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755 Pulaski Road
Calumet City, IL 60409
Phone: (708) 585-1000

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